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Junior Scientific Officer - Animal Health & Welfare / Animal Nutrition & Production

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EFSA/F/4/2020/03 Requisition #
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WHAT ARE THE SELECTION REQUIREMENTS?

You must satisfy the following requirements on the closing date for submission of your application:

I. Eligibility criteria

1. General requirements

Be national of a Member State of the European Union, Iceland or Norway; 
Enjoy full rights as a citizen;
Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by laws concerning military service;
Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post;[1]
Have a thorough knowledge of one of the EU official languages and a satisfactory knowledge of another EU language;
Meet the character requirements for the duties involved.

2. Qualifications

A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three (3) years attested by a diploma.[2]

In case you do not fulfil all the eligibility criteria, your application will not be taken into consideration.

 


II. Selection criteria

1. Technical competencies

i. At least 1 year of professional experience in one or more of the following areas:
a. Animal health & welfare
b. Animal nutrition, animal production, feed production and/or feed technology;
ii. Experience in performing scientific risk assessment in one or both of the following areas:
a. related to animal welfare topics such as welfare during transport, slaughter or on-farm welfare and involving animal based measures (ABMs) or alternatively experience in animal disease monitoring and control
b. related to feed additive applications and in particular the characterisation of feed additives and studies for the safety and efficacy of feed additives (including studies on target animals);
iii. Experience in generating, collecting and collating data, using relevant methodologies and ability to understand and interpret reports in order to compile the evidence;
iv. Experience in drafting clear, concise and structured scientific reports, opinions and guidance documents using appropriate scientific terminology;
v. Experience in communicating scientific outputs to different target audiences, conveying technical scientific concepts to internal and external stakeholders (both orally and in writing) and make them understandable to the target audience;
vi. Experience in managing scientific projects, ensuring on-time delivery of project outputs;
vii. Communication and English: strong ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both spoken and written English.

2. Behavioural competencies

i. Deal with ambiguity: Able to work constructively within unexpected and unpredictable situations and show resilience and composure, even in difficult or adverse circumstances; able to decide and act without having the total picture; accept constructive feedback in a positive manner;
ii. Demonstrate political savvy and strategic agility: Look beyond the current situation and visualise what the future can bring with a keen sense for arising opportunities and good understanding of how and when to best pursue them; able to think in a creative and innovative way;
iii. Focus on stakeholder needs: Committed to meet the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders; establish and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders and gain their trust and respect;
iv. Plan and measure for results: Set ambitious goals that exceed the targets and create plans to achieve them; ensure an efficient and responsible planning and management of resources;
v. Work with others: Work confidently within a group and contribute to achieve the common goals, understanding own role and how it supports the team and the organisation; able to cooperate, listen actively, manage conflicts and motivate colleagues.


Candidates are invited to read the ANNEX that represents an integral part of this vacancy and provides information on how to complete the application, the steps of the selection process and appeal procedures.



NOTE

[1] Before appointment, a successful candidate shall be medically examined by an institution’s medical officer in order that the European Food Safety Authority may be satisfied that he/she fulfils the requirement of article 28(e) of the Staff Regulations of the Officials of the European Communities.

[2] Any academic qualification mentioned in the application form shall be duly supported by evidence (original or certified copies of e.g. diplomas, certification, etc.) Only qualifications issued by EU Member State authorities and qualifications recognised as equivalent by the relevant EU Member State authorities will be accepted. In instances where diplomas are obtained from a non-EU Member State, EFSA may request the candidate to provide a relevant document of comparability issued by a recognised authority.

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